Phrase Books: Finding the Guides You Need

Whether you really want to get in with the locals, or just want to be able to find the loo when you need it most, you need to learn a little of the language. Use the links below to hook you up with the right phrase and language books. And if you know of a book that should be listed here, please send the title and author to us so we can update this page.

Languages by Continent & Region

Africa | Asia Mainland | South East Asia | Asian Sub-Continent
Australasia & Pacific Islands | Central & South America | Eastern Europe
Western Europe | Middle East | North America

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Africa
Afrikaans
Amharic
Egyptian Arabic
Ethiopian Amharic
Moroccan Arabic
Swahili
Xhosa
Zulu

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Southeast Asia
Bahasa (Indonesia)
Bahasa (Malaysia)
Burmese
Cantonese
Hindi
Ilocano
Indonesian
Lao
Malay
Philippines Dialects
Tagalog
Thai
Vietnamese

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Australasia & Pacific Islands
Aboriginal Languages
Aboriginal Sign Language
Australian English
English
Fijian
Hawaiian
Maori
New Zealand English
Pacific Languages
Pidgin
Samoan

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Eastern Europe
Albanian (Shqip)
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Estonian
Gypsy
Hungarian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Serbo/Croatian
Slavic Languages
Slovak
Slovene/Slovenian
Sorbian (Wendish)
Turkish (Turkce)
Ukrainian

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Middle East
Arabic
Assyrian
Egyptian Arabic
Farsi/Persian
Hebrew
Hijazi
Kurdish
Lebanese
Moroccan Arabic
Saudi Arabic
Syrian Arabic
Turkish (Turkce)
Yiddish

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Asia Mainland
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Cantonese
Chinese
Georgian
Japanese
Kirghiz
Korean
Manchu
Mandarin
Mongolian
Taiwanese
Tibetan
Uighur/Uyghur
Uzbek
Wu

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Asia Subcontinent
Bengali
Gujarati
Hindi
Nepali
Panjabi
Urdu

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Central & South America
Amazonian Languages
Latin American Spanish
Mayan
Portugese
Spanish (Español)

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Western Europe
Basque
British English
Cockney
Czech
Catalan
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
Gaelic (Irish & Scots)
Galician
German (Deutsch)
Greek
Icelandic
Italian
Norwegian
Portugese
Spanish (Español
Swedish (Svenska)
Welsh (Cymraeg)

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North America
American English
Apache
Cherokee
Comanche
Creek/Muskogee
Creole
Dakota
English
Eskimo
French
Hawaiian
Kweyol (St. Lucian Creole)
Lakota
Mayan
Misantla Totonac
Native American Languages
Navajo
Ojibway
Ojibwe
Pima/Tohono O’Odham
Spanish

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